It’s kind of a sad story. University of Miami law professor Donald Marvin Jones was arrested in 2007 for soliciting a prostitute. He denied the claims, and the charges were later dropped. The law blog AboveTheLaw had written a series of posts about the story and included his faculty photo. Jones has filed a lawsuit against the blog, claiming that the use of the faculty photo is a copyright violation.
As TechDirt points out, there are two big problems with this:
1 — He likely doesn’t hold the copyright on the photo.
2 — Even if he does, it’s very clearly a fair use claim.
In the end, it just draws more people to the story. I had never heard about Mr. Jones or this situation before, but now he’s bringing it all back to the forefront.